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Linux.com: Web Browser Darwinism? A Review of Mozilla

Jan 28, 2001, 13:43 (11 Talkback[s])
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"When Netscape decided to open source its source to its popular browser software, public reaction was mixed. Microsoft saw it as a "last chance effort before we win" plot, while the community embraced Mozilla and waited to see what would happen next."

"The rest of the world once again heard about Mozilla a few years later when Netscape released Netscape 6, a commercialized version of Milestone 18. For the rest of us open source types, let's take a look at where Mozilla is now, and how it compares to Netscape 4.76."

"Milestone builds are if you want a stable Mozilla. You don't have to worry about it doing anything too horrible to your system. These are the ones you'd install on your parents' machine, just so a segfault doesn't give them a coronary."

"Nightly Builds, a more "bleeding edge" flavor of Mozilla, is a more masochistic way to approach your experiences with Mozilla. I got it installed just right on my first try, and the instructions on Mozilla.org are very straight foward."

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